City of Trenton, NJ
Mercer County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Amended 2-5-2004 by Ord. No. 04-6]
The administrative functions, powers and duties of the City are allocated and assigned among and within departments established or constituted by this chapter as follows:
A. 
City Clerk.
B. 
Department of Administration.
C. 
Department of Finance.
D. 
Department of Law.
E. 
Department of Housing and Economic Development.
F. 
Department of Inspections.
G. 
Department of Public Works.
H. 
Department of Health and Human Services.
I. 
Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture.
J. 
Fire Department.
K. 
Police Department.
In addition to the departments provided for above, there shall be the following boards, bodies or commissions which are created or continued by this chapter:
A. 
Zoning Board of Adjustment.
B. 
Planning Board.
C. 
Municipal Court.
D. 
Parking Authority.
E. 
Housing Authority.
F. 
Library.
G. 
Public Employees' Awards Committee.
H. 
Citizens' Advisory Committee on Parks and Recreation.
I. 
Public Parking System Utility.
J. 
Landmarks Commission for Historic Preservation.
K. 
Trenton Parking Utility.
L. 
Board of Review (Purchasing).
M. 
Open Space Advisory Board.
N. 
Board of Education.
O. 
Human Relations Commission.
P. 
Board of Construction Appeals.
[Added 2-5-2004 by Ord. No. 04-6]
Q. 
Employment Commission.
[Added 9-4-2014 by Ord. No. 14-42]
A. 
Powers and duties. Under the supervision of the Mayor, each department head shall:
(1) 
Appoint subordinate officers and employees within their respective departments and, with the approval of the Mayor, remove such officers and employees subject to the provisions of the Revised Statutes, Title 11, Civil Service.
(2) 
Direct and supervise the work of the department and its employees through the divisions established by this chapter.
(3) 
Assign functions, powers and duties to subordinate officers and employees within the department and modify such assignments as need appears.
(4) 
Delegate to division heads such of his/her powers as (s)he may deem necessary for efficient administration.
(5) 
Report at least annually to the Mayor and Council in such form as shall be approved by the Business Administrator on the work of the department during the preceding year.
B. 
Compensation.
(1) 
The salary range for the directors of departments shall be as set by ordinance.
(2) 
A director may serve as a division head, and a division head may serve as a bureau head without additional compensation. Department heads shall devote full time as required for the proper and efficient discharge of the duties of their respective offices.
C. 
Filling vacancies. Whenever a vacancy exists in the office of head of any division by resignation, removal, disability or otherwise, the director of the department may fill such vacancy temporarily by appointing an acting head of such division who shall have and perform all the functions, powers and duties of such division until the office shall be filled permanently.
A. 
Pursuant to the Charter, N.J.S.A. 40:69A-37 and 40:69A-43:
(1) 
The Mayor, in his/her discretion, may remove any department head after notice and an opportunity to be heard. Prior to removing a department head, the Mayor shall first file written notice of his/her intention with the Council, and such removal shall become effective on the 20th day after the filing of the notice, unless prior thereto the Council shall have adopted a resolution by a two-thirds vote of the whole number of the Council disapproving the removal.
(2) 
The Council may, for cause, remove any municipal officer other than the Mayor or a member of Council.
(3) 
The Council shall consider notices under Subsection A(1) above and motions under Subsection A(2) above only after notice and an opportunity to be heard are given to the affected officer. The Clerk shall forthwith cause a copy of the notice or motion, as the case may be, together with a statement of the charges involved and notice of the time and place fixed for hearing to be served personally, or by registered mail, upon the officer affected. The hearing shall be held not less than 10 days nor more than 15 days after the date of such service. The hearing shall be open to the public.
B. 
Pursuant to the Charter, Council may veto a removal under Subsection A(1) above, by a two-thirds vote of the Council and may adopt or defeat a motion under Subsection A(2) above, by a majority vote of the Council.